Thursday, June 14, 2012

Marco Polo Pizza

With Obama visiting New York (as he often likes to do) it took me an inordinate amount of time to get home tonight. After beating the traffic I sparked up the grill, ran inside, and put together a quick salad.

Red Leaf and Mizuna with Mozzarella, Grape Tomatoes, Marcona Almonds, and Mustard Vinaigrette

I combined the red leaf and mizuna then topped it with some of Jen's mustard vinaigrette, leftover mozzarella, Marcona almonds, and grape tomatoes.

Sausage, Garlic, and Bok Choy Grilled Pizza with Ricotta, Mozzarella, and Fresh Basil

I cooked up some bok choy and garlic sausage and tossed in some ricotta then took this outside with the remaining ingredients. I threw some pizza dough onto the grill then topped it with pizza sauce, the sausage mixture, mozzarella, and basil. After I grilled it for a bit I brought it inside and threw it under the broiler for a couple of minutes to brown up the cheese and served it.

This pizza was sort of like a lazy version of east meets west. It's like Marco Polo returning from the orient and saying, "Mama Mia! Look-a at this a-funny looking cabbage! We should a-make a nice a-little pizza with it!"

No, it's exactly like that.

Left Hand Brewing Co. Milk Stout Nitro

For a drink I enjoyed this Milk Stout Nitro from Left Hand Brewing Company in Longmont, Colorado. I've had their regular milk stout which I really enjoyed so I figured this one would be a no brainer. Without tasting them together I couldn't really draw a comparison but this one was certainly, at the very least, every bit as good as the regular version.

I followed the directions on the back and poured it hard and it had a beautiful head that fluffed right up.

Left Hand Brewing Co. Milk Stout Nitro (Artwork)

I can't recall ever seeing an artist credited on a beer label (though I'm sure it has happened) but I found it amusing that this rather spartan label credited the artist by name. Don't get me wrong, it is a very sharp looking design and it is designed very well, but I found the artist credit to be oddly out of place.

But, hey, they could credit Hitler for all I care. This beer is fantastic.

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